MARBLE FLOORING DESIGN, RANGOLI, AND BORDER
When you think of marble, you may think of Renaissance statues or large house columns, but these fluidly patterned slabs have made a modern rebirth in the world of interior design. Luxurious to the eye, this metamorphic rock also adds subtle pops of texture and color when used appropriately.
Architecture – For big impact, incorporate a marble wall or columns into the architecture of a space. With marble less is more, so focus on one area or wall to integrate this trend, like a fireplace or accent wall. The kitchen is a great area to incorporate marble as well, in the island, countertops or cabinets.
Natural stone flooring can add organic warmth and tranquillity to any space. From slate and marble to limestone and granite, natural stone tiles add a unique personality wherever they’re used. But keep in mind that no two stone types- or tiles- are the same. So be sure to do your homework and know which material is right for your particular project.
Benefits of Marble Flooring
Outside of maintaining its shine/sheen, as with most hard floors, simple dry spoilage removal and mopping will be sufficient to maintain its quality.
Any organic spills can easily be wiped off without causing any further deterioration of marble.
Marble is polished and maintained well, it will give a luminous shine/sheen. This is often synonymous with elegance and high quality.
Granite and marble are naturally occurring metamorphic rocks found in the earth’s crust. They are extracted, not created, thereby reducing the chemical and carbon output into the environment. Moreover, after their intended use, they can be easily recycled and reused!
How to choose marble for flooring
Be sure to do your research and understand the material you’re purchasing. Make sure it will work well for your specific application and be perfectly clear on maintenance requirements.
- Ask a lot of questions from your retailer. If you don’t feel you are getting the answers you want, feel free to call us at Bhandari Marble. We will help you learn as much as you can about the material before you make a purchase.
- Look into a stone’s Absorption Rating. This term refers to a stone’s porosity. The more it absorbs, the more susceptible it will be to stains and damage. The four levels of absorption are, in order of highest to lowest: “Non-vitreous”- absorbs the most liquid; “Semi-vitreous”- absorbs less liquid; “Vitreous”- the level considered appropriate for low- to mid- traffic indoor and outdoor applications; “Impervious”- resistant to absorption, easiest to maintain and great for high-traffic areas.
- Some retailers use a grading system to rate the quality of the stone. Be sure to understand what is being rated and how it’s determined.
- If the natural stone floor will be in a wet environment such as the bathroom or high traffic area like the kitchen, be sure to look at the Coefficient of Friction. This measures how slippery the material is. Also, note that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires flooring materials to have a minimum of a .6 dryness coefficient.
Rangoli design in India that has one side emblem is called ekalingatobhadra whereas rangolis that have eight auspicious emblems are called ashtalingatobhadra and sarvatobhadra is the name given to the pattern which has emblems drawn on all sides. In this type of rangoli design, small squares make a big square and small squares are filled with sindoor or vermillion in such a way to form Shivalinga.
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